Mondays from 12:15 - 1:15

This is a weekly meeting where we discuss topics of fundamental importance to AOS. Mathematical or disciplinary topics are suitable.

Fall 2011

Date | Speaker/Moderator | Topic |
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Sept 19 | Xichen | Deglaciation in Greenland |

Sept 26 | Carl | Krylov Methods |

Oct 3 | Ray | Solving the Heat Equation with Random Walks |

Oct 10 | Columbus Day - no meeting | |

Oct 17 | Alon | Modelling Ice Fracture |

Oct 24 | Maria | |

Oct 31 | Ian | Semi-implicit methods for numerical integration of ODEs |

Nov 7 | Xichen | Kalman Filters |

Nov 14 | Ho Yeung | Empirical Mode Decomposition |

Nov 21 | Xiao | Mesoscale Ocean Eddies |

Nov 28 | Louis Phillipe | Hamiltonian Chaos |

Dec 5 | David Straub (McGill) | Zonal Jets and Energy Cascades in the Ocean Double Gyre |

Spring 2011

Date | Speaker/Moderator | Topic |
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Jan 31 | Carl | Antarctica Research Trip |

Feb 7 | Dimitris | Information theory and coarse grained forecasts |

Feb 14 | Xichen | Face recognition |

Feb 21 | No speaker-President's Day | |

Feb 28 | Naftali | Ncl |

Mar 7 | Mitch | Fundamental questions in AOS |

Mar 14 | No speaker | Reading Week |

Mar 21 | Maria | Modified Cylinder Collapse Experiment |

Mar 28 | Shane | Superresolution |

Apr 4 | Louis Phillipe | Building a numerical QG model in a multiply connected domain |

Apr 11 | Carl | Finite Elements Physics Simulations with Elmer |

Apr 18 | Naftali | TBD |

Apr 25 | Nicolas | Internal Wave Attractors |

May 2 | Xiao | TBD |

Fall 2010

Date | Speaker/Moderator | Topic |
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Sept 20 | Carl | Tensors in materials modeling |

Sept 27 | Fred | Moist thermodynamics |

Oct 4 | Naftali | Research background |

Oct 11 | Columbus Day - no meeting | |

Oct 18 | Mitch | Finite speed diffusion equation |

Oct 25 | J-F | Ice modelling numerics |

Nov 1 | ||

Nov 8 | Alon Stern | Cascades in 2d and 3d turbulence |

Nov 15 | Xichen | Cloud-camera methods |

Nov 22 | No speaker | |

Nov 29 | No speaker | |

Dec 6 | Mitch | Barotropic and baroclinic instabilities |

Dec 13 | No speaker |

- AOS Observational Work
- Hamiltonian Fluid Dynamics
- Data Assimilation
- GCMs: why?
- Kolmogorov theory of turbulence
- Solitons and KdV equation
- Averaging and asymptotics
- Mixing length theory
- WKB theory
- Stokes waves (non-linear waves)
- Classifying PDEs: physics, numerics, analysis
- Shock waves (Gas Dynamics), breaking waves
- Fluid Instabilities
- Quasi-geostrophy
- Spectra: different types and their relations
- Science goals of AOS: each student reports on their field
- Correlation theory
- Stochastic Differential Equations
- Chapman-Kolmogorov Equation
- Physics demonstration

Scheduling and email nagging by Mitch Bushuk